Below is a lecture delivered by Jim Hurley in 1958. The exact date and place of the lecture is unknown.
Jim Hurley (1902-1965) was a veteran of the Tan War and Civil War and was at one time OC (Officer Commanding) Clonakilty Battalion, 3rd West Cork Brigade IRA. An accomplished sportsman winning many Hurling medals with Blackrock Hurling team, he also played football for Clonakilty and UCC. While living in Meath he played Hurling for Kilmessan, later in 1944 he became secretary and Bursar in UCC, this is one of three lectures that are part of the Walter McGrath Fenian collection.
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“The purpose of this lecture is to recall and record some events of the Fenian Rising of March 1867 and give some particulars of those who gave their lives or suffered imprisonment, or banishment in the cause of their country’s freedom.”